Posted by: Daniel Comstock | August 29, 2006

The Companionship of the Dead By Henri Nouwen

As we grow older we have more and more people to remember,
people who have died before us.  It is very important to
remember those who have loved us and those we have loved.
Remembering them means letting their spirits inspire us in
our daily lives.  They can become part of our spiritual
communities and gently help us as we make decisions on our
journeys.   Parents, spouses, children, and friends can
become true spiritual companions after they have died.
Sometimes they can become even more intimate to us after
death than when they were with us in life.

Remembering the dead is choosing their ongoing
companionship.

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